Jeffrey Scavron

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OBJECTIVE To test whether a theory-based, literacy, and culturally tailored self-management intervention, Latinos en Control, improves glycemic control among low-income Latinos with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 252 patients recruited from community health centers were randomized to the Latinos en Control intervention or to usual(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related morbidity and mortality is higher among low-income Hispanics when compared to that of Whites. However, little is known about how to effectively promote self-management in this population. PURPOSE The objectives were first to determine the feasibility of conducting a randomized clinical(More)
BACKGROUND US Latinos have greater prevalence of type 2 diabetes (diabetes), uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes co-morbidities compared to non-Latino Whites. They also have lower literacy levels and are more likely to live in poverty. Interventions are needed to improve diabetes control among low-income Latinos. METHODS AND DESIGN This randomized clinical(More)
PURPOSE To describe methods used to recruit and retain low-income Latinos in a randomized clinical trial (RCT) of a diabetes self-management intervention at 5 community health centers (CHCs) in Massachusetts. METHODS Consent from primary care providers (PCPs) was obtained to screen their patients. Trained site research coordinators (SRCs) screened,(More)
PURPOSE This study explored self-reported barriers to diabetes self-management in a population of urban, low-income Puerto Rican individuals. METHODS A cross-sectional exploratory survey was conducted with 30 Puerto Rican adults with type 2 diabetes. Participants were randomly selected and recruited from a health center, an elder center, and a community(More)
Background: US Latinos have greater prevalence of type 2 diabetes (diabetes), uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes co-morbidities compared to non-Latino Whites. They also have lower literacy levels and are more likely to live in poverty. Interventions are needed to improve diabetes control among low-income Latinos. Methods and design: This randomized clinical(More)
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—A total of 252 patients recruited from community health centers were randomized to the Latinos en Control intervention or to usual care. The primarily group-based intervention consisted of 12 weekly and 8 monthly sessions and targeted knowledge, attitudes, and self-management behaviors. The primary outcome was HbA1c. Secondary(More)
BACKGROUND Although identifying risk groups for sexually transmitted diseases based on age or race may be useful for targeting screening efforts, clinicians should recognize that even members of most "low-risk" groups include some individuals at higher risk of infection. GOAL OF THIS STUDY This case series of generally older people with sexually(More)
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